Reading by the Numbers
Illustrator: Alain Pilon
Does Accelerated Reading really promote a love of literature, or just a love of points? Harry Potter scores 44; Hamlet gets 7.
“Reading by the Numbers,” by Susan Straight, is reprinted with permission from The New York Times. You can read it in the print version of Rethinking Schools Winter 2009-10 on p. 25 or access it online.